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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Li warning heats up Hong Kong-Shanghai debate

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... heats up HK-Shanghai debate Hong Kong dealmaker par excellence Li Ka-shing, fondly known to locals as Superman, says Shanghai's free-trade zone could be Kryptonite to the city in which he ... pioneering special economic zone - has sparked a debate over whether it would lead to the twilight of Hong Kong. Li, Asia's richest man, joined the debate on Tuesday, urging Hongkongers to pull ...

  2. Business - Comment - ANALYSIS

    A proposal that could end political polarisation

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 11:05am by Richard Wong

    ... Richard Wong As debate rages on nominating chief executive candidates, a new proposal enters the mix A proposal that could end HK's political polarisation Political opinion on how to select candidates for Hong Kong's chief executive remains highly divided, some say polarised. On June 22, Occupy Central will stage a mini-referendum to invite the public to choose among ...

  3. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Beijing turns Abe Yasakuni visit into a public relations battle on world's opinion pages

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 04:03am by Teddy Ng

    ... Keiichi Hayashi, hit back with an article in the same newspaper titled "China risks becoming Asia's Voldemort" four days later. Their debate continued in a BBC Newsnight episode ...

  4. News - China - ANALYSIS

    Xi Jinping goes back to the future to strengthen party control

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... curtail press freedoms and crack down on dissent will backfire in the longer term even if he achieves his short-term goal of placating all sides in the tense debate over the country's policy ... and "Mao Zedong thought". The exact purpose of Xi's proclamations, and what effect they will have on his leadership, is itself a topic of debate and interpretation among analysts. Some ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Withdrawal syndrome sparks anxiety for Fed

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... to anchor that. Well, the anchor is slipping fast here Ethan Harris, chief US economist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Still, it is also clear the centre of gravity in the debate at the Fed has ... Federal Open Market Committee meeting, which wraps up on Wednesday, is a critical juncture in the debate over the program’s future. While chances remain slim that the panel will vote to start ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - ANALYSIS

    Euro fears choke cross-border bank lending

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 02:54pm by Reuters

    ... concerns. “Cyprus and the broader debate in Europe about bailing in uninsured deposits and other unsecured debt has made depositors worried, including other banks,” Hung Tran, its executive managing ...

  7. News - China - ANALYSIS

    President Xi to target energy and raw material supplies on African visit

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... in Africa is the subject of debate among countries on the continent and in the international community. International organisations also criticise Beijing's financial help to Africa, raising ...

  8. Business - Economy - ANALYSIS

    Finding a new formula for S Korea to grow and prosper

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... William Pesek The country can no longer rely on the chaebol model that made it an economic success Finding a new formula for S Korea to grow and prosper The life of Park Geun-hye, South Korea's just-inaugurated first woman president, has so far been bookended by two larger-than-life men of debatable success. The first is her father, Park Chung-hee, the dictator who ruled ...

  9. News - World - ANALYSIS

    Catalonia grows in distance from Spain

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a popular consultation on self-determination. The question of statehood overwhelmed any debate of the Catalan economy and its more than €40-billion (HK$395 billion) debt, but it also highlighted ...

  10. News - World - ANALYSIS

    Tea party influence leaves bitter taste for Republicans

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... into many Obama policies, such as health care and pledges to tax America's wealthiest more heavily. Hours before Romney conceded, the looming defeat was already sparking fierce debate ...




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